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    Cabin fever

    Lots of snow in the past month, I figured it might as well serve a purpose other than taking up my time pushing it out of the way. So I bought a new pair of snowshoes since my son has my old wooden ones. (both the lake and bear paw)

    Spent an hour wandering around the woods this morning, I really like these! I never caught them on brush and fell!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

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    "Locals report Bigfoot sightings with evidence left in snow."

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    Given what is on the bottom of those....do you really want to pose them for a photo op on that new wood floor you were fuming over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Given what is on the bottom of those....do you really want to pose them for a photo op on that new wood floor you were fuming over?
    ?? big foot poop??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    ?? big foot poop??
    Modern snow shoes tend to have large steel teeth on the bottom....not exactly conducive to protecting wood floors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Modern snow shoes tend to have large steel teeth on the bottom....not exactly conducive to protecting wood floors.
    but those teeth are covered with TouchOBigfoot poop, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    Modern snow shoes tend to have large steel teeth on the bottom....not exactly conducive to protecting wood floors.
    Crampons are aluminum actually, and there is no weight on them and they aren't moving, besides that isn't the new floor, new one is porcelain tile. (and they are sitting on rags.
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    Does Trekker make good snowshoes?
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    My 9 year old and I snowshoe often. We went out yesterday evening actually. He really likes it and it's great exercise and talking time. We had our GSP with and I felt a little bad for her. In some areas the snow was even with her back and she was using all her 4wd to plow through. My favorite set are wooden Ojibwe style ones I made from a kit. At any rate, nice looking shoes and glad to see someone else who enjoys snowshoeing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bilbo View Post
    My 9 year old and I snowshoe often. We went out yesterday evening actually. He really likes it and it's great exercise and talking time. We had our GSP with and I felt a little bad for her. In some areas the snow was even with her back and she was using all her 4wd to plow through. My favorite set are wooden Ojibwe style ones I made from a kit. At any rate, nice looking shoes and glad to see someone else who enjoys snowshoeing!
    My son has my wooden bear paws as well as my wife's lake shoes. Funny story, yesterday we had an additional 5 inches, during the snow fall, the wild life was laying pretty low. Today, was close to 30, sunny and bright. I got out about noon and the trail I broke yesterday was apparently pretty popular with the wildlife. We have way too many deer. I counted at least 3 different species using my trail, deer, turkey and raccoon. The woods is polluted with foot prints!


    Oh and for reference, my snow piles are impressive from the woods side!
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    Your trail definitely looks popular! Also, I envy your woods Touch0Gray. I grew up in an Oak forest, but now live where most trees are shelter belts in the middle of wide open fields. Those seem to be quickly going away, too. Gotta get that extra 5 acres, you know? We do have a state park about a half hour away that we go to on weekends that is very nice, but it would be great to just walk out the door.

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    I could use a pair of those now...Tucson got a half inch of snow today!!! It's a crisis that I don't think we can survive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    I could use a pair of those now...Tucson got a half inch of snow today!!! It's a crisis that I don't think we can survive.
    I will miss your posts. Will me all your cycling gear b4 it's too late!

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    My 8 year old Tubbs broke 10 days ago, so I bought a pair of Red Feather snowshoes. They are local, made in La Crosse. They are adequate for the job, with all the snow we have now they really help when we are out with the dogs. The dogs even stay in the track we make for them most of the time lol

    It's excellent exercise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    My 8 year old Tubbs broke 10 days ago,

    If you haven't thrown them in the dumpster yet, fyi, you can probably get them repaired depending what broke.

    I actually just wanted better bindings, the originals didn't brake, and that was no problem although I can't recall who I actually sent them to for the work. It was quick and a reasonable fee though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azpeterb View Post
    I could use a pair of those now...Tucson got a half inch of snow today!!! It's a crisis that I don't think we can survive.
    Thoughts and prayers.............
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

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